Save the Children Finance Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

Save the Children Finance Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

Role Purpose:

As part of the Finance team, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for supporting effective financial management and administration processes for the Nigeria CO programme.

He/she will support Nigeria Finance team in areas of; electronic archiving of financial documents, Accounts reconciliations, and other Finance Administrative duties as per SCI guidelines. He/she will effectively interact with a diverse group of stakeholders, manage expectations and duties according to the agreed timelines. He/she will be required to back stop for field offices whenever the need arises

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal job descriptions and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: National Accountant

Staff directly reporting to this post: None

Key Areas of Accountability:

Financial Support Roles:

  • Raise cheques approved by relevant budget holders/finance and taking them to approved signatories for signing.

  • Perform bank related activities; picking up monthly bank statements

  • Support in the payments of participants and other beneficiaries.

  • Maintain update of GLACOS on daily basis

  • Assist in the remittance of statutory payments (Pension, NHF, NSITF, WHT, PAYE) on/before the due date

  • Requesting and Collection of Finance unit office stationary and consumables from the Admin office for day to day business activities.

  • Support in the verification of all assets

  • Reconciling and matching of transactions on the system on weekly basis

    Archiving of Document Role:

  • Ensure all payment and journal vouchers are electronically archived on a monthly basis

  • Review monthly TL to ensure all vouchers for transactions posted to the system are completely filed

  • Properly label all files and arrange vouchers in their appropriate folders on the shelf for easy retrieval.

  • Support during audits to retrieve selected samples a week before the commencement of any audit exercise

  • Return all vouchers to their appropriate box files after the conclusion of any audit exercise

  • Assist during audit to retrieve all relevant documents for audit exercise

  • Produce soft/scanned copies of documents for retention purposes.

  • Keep a standard record of document retrieval and return log

  • Verify all transactions and ensure that the relevant supporting documents have been filed

  • Maintain a filing system for all transactions

  • Support in maintaining soft
    copy archiving system

  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or line manager

    Working Contacts

  • Internal: All budget-holders, field offices and other staff members

  • External: Auditors, Bank, Government bodies, regulatory agencies

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)


  • Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility

  • High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations

  • Holds self and others accountable


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for himself and the team, takes responsibility for his own personal development and encourages team members to do the same

  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
    future-orientated, thinks pro-actively


  • Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Designing more effective admin systems
    willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency, and demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

    Skills & Experience


  • An HND/BSc in Accounting

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in a similar position

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Ability to work within multicultural and multi-religious settings


  • ACA/ACCA certification

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children Finance Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

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